Robert P. Laboda, “Bob”, age 79 of Port Gibson, NY passed away peacefully on Friday December 24, 2021. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 32 years, Sharon E. (Hughes) Laboda, in 1996.
Bob was born on March 20, 1942 to Ralph and Mildred (Robinson) Laboda in Ogdensburg, NY. Bob spent most of his life in Newark, NY where he raised his family and worked for RJ Reynolds. Bob had a passion to learn new things, as soon as he had an interest he would read all about how to do something. He took flying lessons, rode and built motorcycles, liked to garden, growing his own asparagus and fruit trees, had a wood shop where he built many furniture projects, learned to program and build computers, taught himself to play pool, even competitively, and his latest hobby, fixing cell phones and small electronics.
Bob is survived by his son Dale (Tammy) Laboda, daughter Amy (Michael) Loss, grandchildren Alyssa (Kyle) Ammerman, Devin Laboda, Rachel (Angelo Volo) Laboda, sisters Donna (Jack) Logan, Deborah Sullivan, nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents, and his brother James Laboda.
A celebration of life reception will be held on Bob’s 80th birthday, March 20, 2022 following his burial in East Newark Cemetery at 11:00 am. Details on the reception will be posted on Facebook. In lieu of flowers, enjoy a plate of spaghetti at your favorite restaurant in his memory.
Donna I was sad to hear of your brothers passing – it certainly sounds like he had a full life that he enjoyed with his family and friends.
Donna, I am very sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear about Bob I haven’t seen him in years but he always had a smile on his face from what I remember of him when we had the family reunion’s.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Debbie and Donna,
We’re very sorry for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Remember all the fun times you had together. We love you.
The Laboda family, Bob was a great man we had many good times when we were growing up in Ogdensburg. I’m very sorry for your loss a day my prayers are with you.
Donna and Debbie,
Bob was such a sweet spirit , so sorry to hear of his passing. It has been a long time, but he was always a joy to be around. He gave me rides back to Rochester when I was in college and the ride always went so fast because he kept me entertained the whole way! Sending thoughts and prayers to the family…
Sorry to hear about Bob, he was a good friend to all that knew him, he will be missed. I remember years ago when he let me drive his corvette, what an experience.
And his stories he told will live in in them – we are so sorry for your loss we will never forget Bob 💕
That was my best friend he became my best friend over the years he was there when Jorja was born he’s the first person who held her and right up until her 15th birthday he was at my wedding he taught Jersey many things and how important reading was he was there at the heart doctor with me for her he was there with me when my mom and dad passed and I was so upset he was there for the good and the bad he was always there to help with Jinjer‘s problems with her tablet and phone he was always there to help with Jorja and all her issues with her phones over the years he was wonderful at the computer and always helping me right up until our last conversation where he was showing me how to turn the camera around so he could see the nutcrackers he purchased for my daughter over the years we will never forget Barb and he will live on and my children stories and memories of him we are so sorry for your loss I love him he’s my best friend then now and forever